Attaching plywood to drywall is a fairly common task. It involves securing the plywood with nails or screws, then covering it with joint compound.
Plywood panels are easier to handle and install than solid wood sheets because they are lightweight and do not require additional support. The most common sizes for plywood panels are 4×8 feet and 4×4 feet, but you can buy sheets as small as 1×1 foot if needed.
Plywood is made from thin layers of wood glued together under high pressure. The face layer consists of veneer that has been cut into thin strips, while the core consists of layers of veneer glued together in various ways to make a strong structural element.
When attaching plywood paneling to drywall, it’s best practice to use nails rather than screws. Nails have less chance of “pulling through” the drywall compared to screws, which tend to expand when they’re hammered into place.
1 Measure the length and width of each side of the plywood panel using a tape measure or measuring tape. Mark these measurements onto the backside of the panel using a permanent marker or pencil.
2 Set up a temporary work table by placing two sawhorses next to each other with.
Last modified: September 6, 2022